August 27, 2013 at 8:04 pm #110059
Does anybody else think that MONSTER should have received more than just one (!!!) Oscar nomination?
Obviously Theron defined brilliant acting and earned her nod/win, but imo there should have been nods for
I found Lost in Translation to be a drag beyond the great script and great performance from Murray. If the Academy wanted to nominate the first American female director nominee, why not Patty Jenkins?August 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm #110061
I just watched this film again on cable the other day, and it really has held up brilliantly (as opposed to Lost in Translation, which I dislike more and more with every viewing). I was surprised at how much it works as an overall film and not just a vehicle for Theron.
It should have at least been nominated for makeup (I mean, come on) and maybe screenplay.
Ricci catches me as more of a lead actress. She had just as much a presense as Theron.
Jenkins is a great director (the early episodes of The Killing were terrific!) and I would have had no problem seeing her recognized in place of Coppola.
I don’t really recall the film’s score.August 27, 2013 at 8:38 pm #110062
The one nomination it was indeed robbed of was Makeup. With future wins for La Vie en Rose and The Iron Lady, it makes less sense that Monster couldn’t even land the nomination. Other than that, the film had a ton of technical problems, mostly with the editing. I’m also a fan of Christina Ricci and thought she was great opposite Theron; I don’t know, however, if I would say it was nomination-worthy. Thankfully, Theron won Lead Actress. And as thrilled as I was for Diane Keaton’s comeback role (Something’s Gotta Give) and Naomi Watts’ makeup nom (21 Grams), I could never deny Theron this win. For me, it’s my favorite performance by an actress ever.August 27, 2013 at 9:31 pm #110063
This was the first Oscar year I remember looking up (had watched the Chicago year but hadn’t searched for anything on the internet). Monster wasn’t in the conversation outside of Theron and the Makeup category. Not a fan of Ricci’s performance.August 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm #110064
I agree with the others.
Best Actress and Makeup should have been no questions asked, but the other categories are just pushing it.August 27, 2013 at 11:47 pm #110065
I agree with the others.
Best Actress and Makeup should have been no questions asked, but the other categories are just pushing it.
It just dawned on me that was the year of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. No way would Monster won over that, but it likely would have over the other two nominees, Master & Commander and Pirates of the Caribbean. If there had been five nominees, I would have given the other two spots to Monster and Big Fish — Would have made for quite an exciting category!